What does building mean?

Definitions for building
ˈbɪl dɪŋbuild·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word building.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. building, edificenoun

    a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

    "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"

  2. construction, buildingnoun

    the act of constructing something

    "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

  3. construction, buildingnoun

    the commercial activity involved in repairing old structures or constructing new ones

    "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

  4. buildingnoun

    the occupants of a building

    "the entire building complained about the noise"

Wiktionary

  1. buildingnoun

    The act or process of building.

    The building of the bridge will be completed in a couple of weeks.

  2. buildingnoun

    A closed structure with walls and a roof.

    My sister lives in that apartment building.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buildingnoun

    A fabrick; an edifice.

    Etymology: from build.

    Thy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife’s attire,
    Have cost a mass of publick treasury. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    View not this spire by measure giv’n
    To buildings rais’d by common hands:
    That fabrick rises high as heav’n,
    Whose basis on devotion stands. Matthew Prior.

    Among the great variety of ancient coins which I saw at Rome, I could not but take particular notice of such as relate to any of the buildings or statues that are still extant. Addison.

Wikipedia

  1. Building

    A building, or edifice, is an enclosed structure with a roof and walls standing more or less permanently in one place, such as a house or factory (although there's also portable buildings). Buildings come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, land prices, ground conditions, specific uses, prestige, and aesthetic reasons. To better understand the term building compare the list of nonbuilding structures. Buildings serve several societal needs – primarily as shelter from weather, security, living space, privacy, to store belongings, and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat (a place of comfort and safety) and the outside (a place that at times may be harsh and harmful). Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasses of much artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become an intentional part of the design process of many new buildings and other structures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Building

    of Build

  2. Buildingnoun

    the act of constructing, erecting, or establishing

  3. Buildingnoun

    the art of constructing edifices, or the practice of civil architecture

  4. Buildingnoun

    that which is built; a fabric or edifice constructed, as a house, a church, etc

Freebase

  1. Building

    In architecture, construction, engineering, real estate development and technology the term building refers to one of the following: ⁕Any human-made structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or continuous occupancy, or ⁕An act of construction In this article, the first usage is generally intended unless otherwise specified. Buildings come in a wide amount of shapes and functions, and have been adapted throughout history for a wide number of factors, from building materials available, to weather conditions, to land prices, ground conditions, specific uses and aesthetic reasons. Buildings serve several needs of society – primarily as shelter from weather and as general living space, to provide privacy, to store belongings and to comfortably live and work. A building as a shelter represents a physical division of the human habitat and the outside. Ever since the first cave paintings, buildings have also become objects or canvasess of artistic expression. In recent years, interest in sustainable planning and building practices has also become part of the design process of many new buildings.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. building

    The work of constructing ships, as distinguished from naval architecture, which may rather be considered as the art or theory of delineating ships on a plane. The pieces by which this complicated machine is framed, are joined together in various places by scarfing, rabbeting, tenanting, and scoring.

Editors Contribution

  1. building

    A type of structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The building was open plan and loved by everyone.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 10, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #596

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Written Corpus Frequency: #679

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'building' in Nouns Frequency: #142

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of building in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of building in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of building in a Sentence

  1. Len Gengel:

    My philosophy as I was building was, I lost my daughter in Haiti and I’m not going to lose anybody else here, i feel very confident that we built them a safe building.

  2. Commissioner Nigro:

    The smoke spread throughout the building, thus, the tremendous loss of life and other people fighting for their lives right now in hospitals all over the The Bronx, so we are investigating where everyone was found how the smoke traveled, but certainly the marshals have determined through physical evidence and through firsthand accounts by the residents that this fire started in the bedroom, in a portable electric heater.

  3. Isaac Mashman:

    To focus on your legacy when you’re alive, is to detract from the time you could spend building it.

  4. Vicki Walia:

    Gen Zs should not under-emphasize the importance of relationship building, listening, communicating, working collaboratively.

  5. Jimmy Patronis:

    The timing of it is still yet to be determined, but in order to complete what it takes, in order to finish the mission, the building will have to go, it's just too much of a risk.

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Translations for building

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  • gebouAfrikaans
  • دار, بِنَايَةٌ, مَبنى, بناءArabic
  • bina, tikmə, tikinti, inşaatAzerbaijani
  • дом, буды́нак, будаўні́цтваBelarusian
  • дом, изгра́ждане, къ̀ща, граде́ж, зда́ние, сгра́да, строи́телство, постро́йкаBulgarian
  • ভবনBengali
  • ཁང་པTibetan Standard
  • construcció, edificiCatalan, Valencian
  • stavba, budování, dům, výstavba, budovaCzech
  • adeilad, adeiladuWelsh
  • bygning, byggeri, opførelseDanish
  • Bau, Bauen, GebäudeGerman
  • κτίριο, κτίσμα, οικοδομή, δόμησηGreek
  • konstruado, konstruaĵoEsperanto
  • edificación, construcción, edificioSpanish
  • ehitama, hooneEstonian
  • eraikin, eraikinaBasque
  • ساختمون, بنا, ساختمان, عمارتPersian
  • rakennus, rakentaminen, rakennustaitoFinnish
  • bâtiment, immeuble, construction, édificeFrench
  • foirgneamhIrish
  • togalach, togailScottish Gaelic
  • edificioGalician
  • મકાનGujarati
  • בניין, בנייהHebrew
  • निर्माण, इमारत, भवनHindi
  • batiman, bildingHaitian Creole
  • épület, felépítés, építés, építkezésHungarian
  • շենք, շինարարությունArmenian
  • konstruksi, pembangunan, bangunan, gedungIndonesian
  • edificoIdo
  • byggingIcelandic
  • costruzione, edificazione, palazzo, edificioItalian
  • ビルディング, 建築, 建設, 建造, ビル, 建物Japanese
  • შენება, შენობაGeorgian
  • үй, ғимаратKazakh
  • អាគារKhmer
  • 建設, 건물, 建物, 건설, 빌딩Korean
  • بیناکردن, بیناKurdish
  • куруу, конструкциялоо, үй, чогултуу, салуу, жасоо, имарат, курулуш, кураштыруу, тургузуу, конструкция, көтөрүүKyrgyz
  • constructio, aedificiumLatin
  • GebaiLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • ຕຶກ, ການກໍ່ສ້າງLao
  • pastatas, statyba, statinysLithuanian
  • celšana, ēka, celtne, būvēšanaLatvian
  • и́зградба, дом, ку́ќа, зда́ние, згра́даMacedonian
  • барьсан зүйл, барилгаMongolian
  • pembinaan, pembangunan, bangunanMalay
  • biniMaltese
  • တိုက်အိမ်Burmese
  • भवनNepali
  • bouwen, bouw, gebouwDutch
  • konstruere, bygge, bygningNorwegian
  • dom, budować, budynek, budowaPolish
  • جوړول, ماڼۍPashto, Pushto
  • edificação, prédio, edifício, construçãoPortuguese
  • construire, clădire, edificiu, edificareRomanian
  • зда́ние, дом, стро́йка, строе́ние, констру́кция, строи́тельство, постро́йкаRussian
  • भवन, निर्माणSanskrit
  • dȍm, згра̏да, zgrȁda, kȕća, izgrádnja, зда́ње, гра́дња, grádnja, ку̏ћа, изгра́дња, до̏м, zdánjeSerbo-Croatian
  • stavba, dom, budovaSlovak
  • hiša, stavba, zgradba, gradnjaSlovene
  • ndërtesaAlbanian
  • bygge, hus, byggnad, byggande, byggnation, byggnadsverksamhetSwedish
  • jengo, jengaSwahili
  • கட்டிடம்Tamil
  • భవంతి, కట్టడము, కట్టుబడిTelugu
  • бино, иморатTajik
  • อาคาร, ตึกThai
  • ymarat, binaTurkmen
  • gusaliTagalog
  • inşa, inşaat, binaTurkish
  • дім, спору́да, буди́нок, будівни́цтвоUkrainian
  • تعمیر, بھون, عمارتUrdu
  • qirilish, binoUzbek
  • toà nhàVietnamese
  • bum, bumot, bumam, bumotilem, bumotem, bumotilVolapük
  • 建造Chinese

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